Jon Stewart pips Barack Obama to ‘Most Influential Man’ title in poll

October 27th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI  

Barack Obama New York, Oct 27 (ANI): US President Barack Obama may be the leader of the free world, but he is not even close to being America’s most influential man, suggests latest rankings by an online men’s magazine.

Funnyman Jon Stewart is the most influential man according to the 2010 list released by, reports the New York Daily News.

The 2010 list names the top 49 most influential men in the country, as selected by the website’s staffers and votes from more than half a million readers.

The President is at No. 21 this year, behind Conan O’Brien, LeBron James, Stephen Colbert, Jay-Z and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, among others.

Obama has fallen far from his heyday of 2008, when he easily grabbed the list’s No.1 spot-even before winning the presidential election.

According to the site, Comedy Central host Stewart snagged the top spot for “fighting his own brand of war in the vicious battleground of cable television, leading the charge of personalities and ideals against the behemoth, ultra-right American news media.”

“If Jon Stewart ever decides to run for President, he sure as hell has our vote,” wrote AskMen.

“Nearly two years into his presidency, Barack Obama’s rallying cry of ‘Yes we can’ is starting to look like a bitter joke,” the site wrote.

Here are top twenty most influential people:

1 Jon Stewart
2 Bill Gates
3 Mark Zuckerberg
4 Steve Jobs
5 Kanye West
6 Drew Brees
7 James Franco
8 Elon Musk
9 Jose Mourinho
10 Graydon Carter
11 Stephen Colbert
12 Conan O’Brien
13 Jay-Z
14 Richard Branson
15 Rafael Nadal
16 Bobby Kotich
17 Lebron James
18 George Clooney
19 Dennis Crowley
20 Matthew Weiner (ANI)

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